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Betsy L. Fisher is the U.S. Director of Talent Beyond Boundaries, the Advocacy Committee Lead for United Stateless, and a lecturer in international refugee law at the University of Michigan Law School. Betsy previously worked as the Director of Strategy at the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), and is a U.S. immigration lawyer with degrees from the University Michigan Law School, the Michigan Rackham Graduate School, and Denison University.
Ariadne is Impact Editor at Lighthouse Reports where she is responsible for ensuring its journalism has impact beyond publication. Prior to joining Lighthouse, she was a consultant to foundations working on forced migration, director of the Peacebuilding program at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Co-Founder and New Markets Director at Localized, a startup social enterprise focused on closing the skills and employment gap for young people in developing markets.
Anna is Co-Director of the Center for Intercultural and European Studies (CINTEUS) at the University of Fulda. Before becoming a Professor, she worked at the German Federal Constitutional Court. She is teaching, and has widely published and given expert opinions, in the fields of Constitutional Law, Environmental, Social and Migration Law. Anne’s research focuses in particular on the Common European Asylum System and Human Rights.
Susanne is referent for legal advice and policy at German Institute for Youth Human Services and Family Law (DIJuF e.V). She focuses on refugee law and unaccompanied minors. Previously, she worked as a lawyer in Essen and was mainly concerned with asylum and migration law. Susanne has been teaching at the University of Cologne and provided expert opinions and training for numerous organisations.
Nora is Professor for Public International Law and International Human Rights Protection at the University of Münster. She has published extensively on refugee law, human rights law, international criminal law as well as constitutional law, comparative constitutionalism, and law and gender.
Efthalia is working in the Synodical Committee of the Inter-Orthodox and Inter-Christian Relations of the Church of Greece. Her responsibilities include the monitoring of the refugee situation in Greece. She is vice-moderator of the Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME). From January 1994 until June 2017, Efthalia headed the Ecumenical Refugee Program (ERP) of the Orthodox Church of Greece. From the beginning of 2011 until December 2017 she was appointed as project Coordinator of six annual “family reunification” programs.
Michael is a presiding Judge at Kassel Administrative Court (retired). As presiding judge at the administrative court he has mainly been occupied with the law of asylum and residence. He is teaching at the Refugee Law Clinic in Göttingen and providing training for refugee counsels in Kassel.
Itamar is a senior lecturer at the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law, where he teaches international law, refugee and migration law, environmental law, and national security law. He is also an experienced human rights lawyer, currently serving as a legal advisor for the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN). His recent book Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of Human Rights was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016.
Hannah is an attorney at Braun & Zwetkow Attorneys at Law in Leipzig where she focuses on Administrative and Procurement Law. She has published on family reunification in German and European asylum and migration law. Together with Carsten Hörich, she founded the Refugee Law Clinic in Halle (“Praxisprojekt Migrationsrecht”).
Gilda works as a lawyer for migration law and criminal law in Berlin. Our long-standing cooperation focuses on family reunification from Greece to Germany as well as returns to Greece.
Tino is Senior Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy where he works on a project on migration, integration and exclusion. Previously, he worked for the Swiss Refugee Council (OSAR) and for UNHCR. He is teaching Refugee and Human Rights Law as well as European and European Asylum Law at several universities in Germany and Switzerland. He has widely published on German, Swiss and the European Asylum Law with a particular focus on the Dublin system.
Christopher is a lawyer for asylum and migration law in Wiesbaden. Our long-standing cooperation focuses on family reunification from Greece to Germany and readmissions within the Dublin system, especially returns at the border.
Christian works as a lawyer for migration law and criminal law in Berlin. Our long-standing cooperation focuses on family reunification from Greece to Germany as well as returns to Greece.
Carsten was an independent lecturer for migration law and visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. His academic focus was in the field of refugee and migration law, and he was especially concerned with deportations in the European context. Together with Hannah Tewocht, he founded the Refugee Law Clinic in Halle (“Praxisprojekt Migrationsrecht”).
We miss you, Carsten.
Carsten is an attorney specialized in criminal and administrative law in Hamburg. Since 2013, he has been working with the European Center for Constitutional & Human Rights Berlin (ECCHR) on several different cases related to human rights violations at EU external borders. Further, he was a board member of the national executive committee of the Republican Attorneys’ Association (RAV) in Germany and was executive director until 2013.
Violeta is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Law at Queen Mary University of London. She is founder of the Immigration Law programme, and inaugural Co-Director of the Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA). She is also Project Lead of the Search and Rescue Observatory for the Mediterranean (SAROBMED).